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MATTHEW ANDREWS

MANTRA MUSICIAN

Matthew is a devotee of the One Divine that breathes this universe into being. His life is given in service to Love and Truth, and his music reflects that longing for greater surrender.

Matthew is singer/songwriter and poet who weaves sanskrit mantras with western musical melodies. His songs evoke the essential human longing to join the sacred and the ordinary, and to shine the heart's radiance through every word, every action.

In 2000 he visited India for the first time and fell in love with the landscape, the people, and the spirit that breathes in the air. At that time he also encountered Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and the spiritual community called Auroville that has grown out of their vision. In 2002 he met Guruji-Ma, whose path of embodying love and truth has transformed every aspect of his life.

Matthew's love for India and honoring of the ancient traditions of yoga shine through his music and his life. He is President of the Board of Directors of Auroville International, USA, and he organizes and leads devotional yoga and kirtan retreats in North and South India with other mantra musicians, including David Newman, Heather and Benjy Wertheimer, and Brenda McMorrow.  Learn more at www.yogacenteramherst.com/india

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REVIEWS AND TESTAMONIALS

"From the moment I first heard Matthew’s album, I felt an awakening deep in my soul. There is a presence in his voice that captivates the heart. You can hear his soul singing. You can feel his connection to the Divine. For me, it re-opened a place of deep connection and humble gratitude."

— KAY PARSONS
 

“Matthew is a skilled guide who feels at home in India. He has an excellent grasp of local resources and the ability to put together a trip that is well-paced, fascinating, and is adapted to the needs of the group. His blend of enthusiasm, practicality, and calm make him an excellent trip leader. He handled myriad details with grace and skill so that participants could focus on experiencing rather than planning.”

— GRETCHEN BROWN COURAGE